COOKE, William. b. Pendlebury, Manchester, 1821; d. 23 November 1894. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA 1843, MA 1847), he took Holy Orders (deacon 1844, priest 1845); he served curacies at Hillingdon, Middlesex and at Myholt and Brantham, Suffolk. He was Incumbent of St John’s, Charlotte Street, London (1848-50); vicar of St Stephen’s, Shepherd’s Bush, London (1850-56); and vicar of Gazeley, Suffolk (1856). He was an examining chaplain to the Bishop of Chester, and was made an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral; thereafter he frequently used the pseudonym ‘A.C.C.’ (‘A Canon of Chester’) for his hymns.
Cooke was the author of The Power of the Priesthood in Absolution, and a few...
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